Sharon Harlan

Professor Emeritus
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2402
Senior Sustainability Fellow
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5302

Biography

Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

SHESC Themes: Societies and their Natural Environments; Urban Societies

Field Specializations: Environmental Sociology, Community and Urban Sociology, Human-Environment Interaction, Social Inequalities

Regional Focus: North America (West)

Education

Ph.D., Cornell University

M.A., Cornell University

B.A., Northeastern University

BIO

Dr. Sharon Harlan is a Professor of Sociology in the School of Human Evolution & Social Change and a Senior Sustainability Scientist.  Since arriving at Arizona State University in 1998, her research has explored the human impacts of climate change that are dependent upon people’s positions in social hierarchies, places in built environments of unequal quality, and policies that improve or impede human adaptive capabilities. She studies the spatial structure of the urban heat island in desert cities of Arizona, how land cover mediates the relationship between social class and microclimate temperatures in urban neighborhoods, and how socio-environmental inequalities interact with heat hazards to create health risks for vulnerable populations and communities. This is transdisciplinary science that integrates social theories about the historical production of environmental injustices with data and models from the ecological, geospatial, and health sciences. She founded and directed the Phoenix Area Social Survey of the Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research program and has published widely in interdisciplinary and disciplinary journals, such as Environmental Health Perspectives, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Social Science & Medicine, Urban Studies, and Climatic Change.

 

 

 

 

Research Interests

Environmental Sociology

Social Inequalities, Class, Race, Gender

Sociology of Work and Occupations

Survey Research Methods

Publications

  • *Ouyang, Y., E. Wentz, B. Ruddell, and S.L. Harlan. A Multi-Scale Analysis of the Relationship of Single-Family Water Use with Its Determinants in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (2014).
  • Grossman-Clarke, S., S. Schubert, T.R. Clarke, S.L. Harlan. Extreme Summer Heat in Phoenix, Arizona (U.S.A.) under Global Climate Change. (2041-2070). DIE ERDE (2014).
  • Harlan, S.L., G. Chowell, *S. Yang, *E. Morales, D. Petitti, B. Ruddell, D. Ruddell. Heat-Related Deaths in Hot Cities: Estimating Human Tolerance to High Temperatures. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2014).
  • *Declet-Barreto, J.H, A.J. Brazel, W. Chow, C.A. Martin, and S.L. Harlan. Creating the Park Cool Island in an Inner-City Neighborhood: Heat Mitigation Strategy for Phoenix, Arizona. Urban Ecosystems (2013).
  • Dybas, Cheryl. Summertime: Hot Time in the City. National Science Foundation Discovery (2013).
  • Harlan, S.L., *J.H. Declet-Barreto, W.L. Stefanov, and D.B. Petitti. Neighborhood Effects on Heat Deaths: Social and Environmental Predictors of Vulnerability in Maricopa County, Arizona. Environmental Health Perspectives (2013).
  • Harlan, S.L., S. Grossman-Clarke, G.D. Jenerette, C.A. Martin, W.L. Stefanov. Just Deserts. International Innovation: Disseminating science, research and technology (2013).
  • Petitti, D.B., S.L. Harlan, G. Chowell-Puente, D. Ruddell. Occupation and Environmental Heat- Associated Deaths in Maricopa County, Arizona: A Case-Control Study. PLOS ONE (2013).
  • Grimm, N.L., C.L. Redman, C.G. Boone, D.L. Childers, S.L. Harlan, and B.L. Turner. Viewing the Urban Socio-ecological System through a Sustainability Lens: Lessons and Prospects from the Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER Programme. Long-Term Sociological Research: Studies in Society – Nature Interactions across Temporal and Spatial Scales (2013).
  • *Ruddell, D.M, S.L. Harlan, S. Grossman-Clarke, and G. Chowell. Scales of Perception: Public Awareness of Regional and Neighborhood Climates. Climatic Change (2012).
  • *Bleasdale, T., *C. Crouch, and S.L. Harlan. Community Gardening in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods in Phoenix, Arizona: Aligning Programs with Perceptions. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (2011).
  • Collins, S.L., S.R. Carpenter, S.M. Swinton, D. Ornstein, D.L. Childers, T.L. Gragson, N.B. Grimm, J.M. Grove, S.L. Harlan, A.K. Knapp, G.P. Kofinas, J.J. Magnuson, W.H. McDowell, J.M. Melack, L.A. Ogden, G.P. Robertson, M.D. Smith, and A.C. Whitmer. An Integrated Framework for Socio-Ecological Research. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment (2011).
  • Harlan, S.L. and D.M. Ruddell. Climate Change and Health in Cities: Impacts of Heat and Air Pollution and Potential Co-Benefits from Mitigation and Adaptation. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (2011).
  • Jenerette, G.D., S.L. Harlan, W.L. Stefanov, and C.A. Martin. Ecosystem Services and Urban Heat Riskcape Moderation: Water, Green Spaces, and Social Inequality in Phoenix, USA. Ecological Applications (2011).
  • Larson, K.L., A. Wutich, D. White, *T.A. Muñoz-Erickson, and S.L. Harlan. Cultural Perspectives on Water Risks and Policies in a Southwestern City. Human Ecology Review (2011).
  • York, A., M.E. Smith, *B. Stanley, B. Stark, *J. Novic, S.L. Harlan, G. Cowgill, and C.G. Boone. Ethnic and Class-Based Clustering through the Ages: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Urban Social Patterns. Urban Studies (2011).
  • *Ruddell, D.M., S.L. Harlan, S. Grossman-Clarke, and *A. Buyantuyev. Risk and Exposure to Extreme Heat in Microclimates of Phoenix, AZ. Geospatial Techniques in Urban Hazard and Disaster Analysis (2010).
  • Warren, P.S., S.L. Harlan, C. Boone, *S B. Lerman, E. Shochat, and A.P. Kinzig. Urban Ecology and Human Social Organization. Urban Ecology (2010).
  • Harlan, S.L., S. Yabiku, L. Larsen, and A. Brazel. Household Water Consumption in an Arid City: Affluence, Affordance, and Attitudes. Society and Natural Resources (2009).
  • Larson, K., D. Casagrande, S.L. Harlan, and S. Yabiku. Residents’ Yard Choices and Rationales in a Desert City: Social Priorities, Ecological Impacts, and Decision Tradeoffs. Environmental Management (2009).
  • Larson, K.L, D. White, P. Gober, S.L. Harlan, and A. Wutich. Divergent Perspectives on Water Resource Sustainability in a Public-Policy-Science Context. Environment Science and Policy (2009).
  • Harlan, S.L. What Does Sociology Bring to the Table for Studying the Human Dimensions of Global Climate Change?. (2009).
  • Sharon Harlan, Anthony Brazel, G Jenerette, *Nancy Jones, Larissa Larsen, *Lela Prashad, William Stefanov. In the Shade of Affluence: The Inequitable Distribution of the Urban Heat Island. Research in Social Problems and Public Policy (2008).
  • Sharon Harlan, Anthony Brazel, G Jenerette, Nancy Jones, Larissa Larsen, Lela Prashad, William Stefanov. In the Shade of Affluence: The Inequitable Distribution of the Urban Heat Island. Research in Social Problems and Public Policy (2008).
  • G Jenerette, Sharon Harlan, Anthony Brazel, Nancy Jones, Larissa Larsen, William Stefanov. Regional Relationships between Vegetation, Surface Temperature, and Human Settlement in a Rapidly Urbanizing Ecosystem. Landscape Ecology (2007).
  • Andrew Kirby, Sharon Harlan, Larissa Larsen, Edward Hackett, Bob Bolin, Amy Nelson, Rex Tom, Shapard Wolf. Examining the Significance of Housing Enclaves in the Metropolitan United States of America. Housing, Theory and Society (2006).
  • L Larsen, Sharon Harlan. Desert Dreamscapes: Presentation of Self in Residential Landscapes. Landscape and Urban Planning (2006).
  • L Larsen, Sharon Harlan. Desert Dreamscapes: Residential Landscape Preference and Behavior. Landscape and Urban Planning (2006).
  • P Robert, Sharon Harlan. Mechanisms of Disability Discrimination in Large Bureaucratic Organizations: Ascriptive Inequalities in the Workplace. The Sociological Quarterly (2006).
  • Sharon Harlan, Anthony Brazel, L Prashad, W Stefanov, L Larsen. Neighborhood Microclimates and Vulnerability to Heat Stress. Social Science & Medicine (2006).
  • L Larsen, Sharon Harlan, R Bolin, E Hackett, D Hope, A Kirby, A Nelson, T Rex, S Wolf. Bonding and Bridging: Understanding the Relationship Between Social Capital and Civic Action. Journal of Planning Research and Education (2004).
  • W Stefanov, L Prashad, C Eisinger, A Brazel, Sharon Harlan. Investigation of Human Modifications of Landscape and Climate in the Phoenix Arizona Metropolitan Area Using MASTER Data. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Spatial Information Sciences (2004).

Research Activity

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ESS 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ESS 792 Research
SSH 792 Research
ASB 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
ASB 799 Dissertation
ESS 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 500 Research Methods
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ASB 394 Special Topics
SOS 394 Special Topics
ASB 484 Internship
SSH 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
ESS 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
ASB 792 Research
ESS 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
ASB 799 Dissertation
ESS 799 Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
SOS 370 Production, People and Environ
ASB 370 Production, People and Environ
SSH 484 Internship
SOS 484 Internship
ASB 484 Internship
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ESS 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
SSH 593 Applied Project
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
ESS 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
ESS 792 Research
ASB 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
ASB 799 Dissertation
ESS 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
SOS 394 Special Topics
ASB 394 Special Topics
ASB 484 Internship
SSH 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
ESS 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
SSH 792 Research
ESS 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
ASB 799 Dissertation
ESS 799 Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
ASB 370 Production, People and Environ
SOS 370 Production, People and Environ
ASB 484 Internship
SSH 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 500 Research Methods
ASB 580 Practicum
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
ESS 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
SSH 593 Applied Project
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ESS 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
ASB 792 Research
ESS 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
ASB 799 Dissertation
ESS 799 Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
ASB 191 First-Year Seminar
ASB 484 Internship
SSH 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
ESS 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ESS 592 Research
ASB 592 Research
SSH 593 Applied Project
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ESS 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
ASB 792 Research
ESS 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
ASB 799 Dissertation
ESS 799 Dissertation

Presentations

  • Harlan, S.L. Extreme Climate Events: Heat and Its Impact on Health. Decision Center for a Desert City Weather/Climate Briefing (Oct 2014).
  • Harlan, S.L. Uncertainties in Modeling Health Outcomes in Response to High Temperatures. National Center for Atmospheric Research, Uncertainities in Climate Change Research Colloquium (Aug 2014).
  • Harlan, S. L. Participant. Urban Climate Institute Conference, Georgia Institute of Technology (Jul 2014).
  • Harlan, S.L. Toward a Social-Ecological Understanding of Heat-Related Mortality in Central Arizona Desert Cities. National Center for Atmospheric Research, Fifth Biannual Workshop on Climate and Health, Boulder, CO (Jul 2014).
  • Harlan, S.L. and S. Grossman-Clarke. A Coupled Natural and Human Systems Study of Climate Change and Health in Phoenix, Arizona U.S.A. Technical University in Berlin (Dec 2012).
  • Harlan, S.L. and S. Grossman-Clarke. A Coupled Natural and Human Systems Study of Climate Change and Health in Phoenix, Arizona U.S.A. Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research (Nov 2012).
  • Harlan, S.L., T.Bleasdale, C. Crouch, J. Declet-Barreto, T. Halperin, K. Parady. Who Will Plant the Trees? Participatory Adaptation to Climate Change in a Low-Income Urban Neighborhood. Social Studies of Science (4S) and European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (Oct 2012).
  • Martin, C.A., G.D. Jenerette, S.L. Harlan. Air and Near Surface Temperature Regimens in Neighborhood Parks of Phoenix, Arizona, USA during Extreme Summer Heat. International Conference on Urban Climate (Aug 2012).
  • Harlan, S.L. Climate Change, Neighborhood Ecosystems, and Human Health in Phoenix, Arizona U.S.A. East China Normal University (Jun 2012).
  • Harlan, S.L. Climate Change, Neighborhood Ecosystems, and Human Health in Phoenix, Arizona U.S.A. Chinese Academy of Sciences (May 2012).
  • Harlan, S.L. Adapting to Health Impacts of Climate Change in the Desert Southwest. University of California Global Health Institute, Riverside, CA (Sep 2011).
  • Harlan, S.L. Sustainable Desert City: Is It an Oxymoron?. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Aug 2011).
  • Harlan, S.L. Cities and Climate. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Aug 2011).
  • Harlan, S.L. Climate Change and Health in Cities: A Coupled Natural and Human Systems Approach. Lecture sponsored by Center for Environmental Resource Management, University of Texas at El Paso (Jan 2011).
  • Harlan, S.L. Heat Stress and Vulnerable Communities in Arizona. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (Nov 2010).
  • Harlan, S.L, *J. Declet, *E. Morales, G. Chowell, D. Petitti, D. Ruddell. Understanding Urban Heat Riskscapes: A Comprehensive Analysis of Heat Deaths in Phoenix, Arizona. International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (Oct 2010).
  • *Crouch, C., *T. Bleasdale, and S. Harlan. Community Gardening in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods in Phoenix, Arizona: Aligning Programs with Perceptions. 16th Annual International Interdisciplinary Environmental Association Conference (Sep 2010).
  • Harlan, S.L. Urban Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change: A Coupled Natural and Human Systems Approach. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (Mar 2010).
  • Harlan, S.L. Urban Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change: A Coupled Natural and Human Systems Approach. University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas (Mar 2010).
  • *Bleasdale,T., *C. Crouch, *D. Miles, S. Harlan, and the Phoenix Revitalization Corporation. Participatory Research in South-Central Phoenix: Community-Based Gardening. 12th Annual LTER Poster Symposium (Jan 2010).
  • *Declet-Barreto, J, A.J. Brazel, *M. Shimizu-Menke, S.L. Harlan and the Sherman Park Neighborhood Association. Linking Urban Heat Island Research to Community-Based Greening Efforts: Collaborative Research in Community Partnerships. 12th Annual LTER Poster Symposium (Jan 2010).
  • Ruddell, D. *J. Declet, S.L. Harlan, S. Grossman-Clark, and G. Chowell. Climate Change in an Urban Desert: An Examination of Vegetation and Local Temperature Variability in Phoenix. 12th Annual LTER Poster Symposium (Jan 2010).
  • Harlan, S.L. The Phoenix Laboratory: Collaborative, Interdisciplinary, and Translational Research on Heat and Health. National Center for Atmospheric Research Third Biannual Workshop on Climate and Health (Jul 2009).
  • Harlan, S.L. and W. Bannister. The Role of Public Health Informatics in Studying Urban Vulnerability to Climate Change. Biomedical Informatics Seminar Series, Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University (Mar 2009).
  • Wilhelmi, O., M. Hayden, S. Harlan, *D. Ruddell, K. Komatsu, B. England, and C. Uejio. A Framework for Spatial Assessment of Local Level Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity to Extreme Heat. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA (Dec 2008).
  • Sharon Harlan. Double Jeopardy: Urban Heat Islands and Global Warming. Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Boston, MA (Aug 2008).
  • Sharon Harlan. Exploring Research Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange. Tenth Annual Central Arizona - Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Symposium, ASU (Jan 2008).
  • Harlan, Sharon, Yabiku, Scott, Larsen, Larissa, Brazel, Anthony. Household Water Consumption in an Arid City: Affluence, Affordance, and Attitudes. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Aug 2007).
  • Harlan, Sharon, Brazel, A, Prashad, L, Stafanov, W, Larsen, L. Neighborhood Environments and Vulnerability to Heat Stress. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Aug 2006).
  • Harlan, Sharon, Larsen, L, Hackett, E, Wolf, S, Bolin, B, Hope, D, Kirby, A, Nelson, A, Rex, T. Neighborhood Attachment in Urban Environments. Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (Aug 2005).
  • Larsen, L, Marans, R, Carter, G, Gocmen, A, Harlan, Sharon. Residential Quality in Detroit and Phoenix: An Exploration of Factors Influencing Mobility in Declining and Growing Metropolitan Areas. Environmental Design Research Association Annual Meeting (May 2005).
  • Metzger, E, Yabiku, S, Gober, P, Casagrande, D, Redman, C, Grimm, N, Harlan, Sharon. Initial Findings of the North Desert Village Landscaping Experiment: The Green, Green Grass of Home. Seventh Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium (Jan 2005).
  • Prashad, L, Brazel, A, Golden, J, Hedquist, B, Harlan, Sharon, Sherwood, D. Remote Sensing and Climate from North to South in CAP LTER. Seventh Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium (Jan 2005).
  • Harlan, Sharon, Brazel, A, Stefanov, W, Prashad, L, Larsen, L, Grineski, S, Jones, N. An Interdisciplinary Investigation of Social Class, Ethnicity, and Exposure to Urban Climate Change. Globalization and the Environmental Justice Movement Symposium, ASLE, Tucson, AZ (Sep 2004).
  • Stefanov, W, Prashad, L, Eisinger, C, Brazel, A, Harlan, Sharon. Investigation of Human Modifications of Landscape and Climate in the Phoenix, Arizona Metropolitan Area Using MASTER Data. International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 20th Quadrennial Conference, Istanbul (Jul 2004).
  • Harlan, Sharon, Brazel, A, Stefanov, W, Larsen, L, Grineski, S, Jones, N, Parker, J, Prashad, L. Inequality for the 21st Century: Social Class, Ethnicity, and Vulnerability to Climate Change. Pacific Sociological Association annual meeting (Apr 2004).
  • Farley Metzger, E, Yabiku, S, Gober, P, Casagrande, D, Redman, C, Grimm, N, Harlan, Sharon. North Desert Village Landscaping Experiment Monitoring Human-Environment Interactions. Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Sixth Annual Poster Symposium, ASU (Feb 2004).
  • Harlan, Sharon, Brazel, A, Jenerette, G, Jones, N, Larsen, L, Prashad, L, Stefanov, W. Neighborhood Ecosystems: Human-Climate Interactions in a Desert Metropolis. Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Sixth Annual Poster Symposium (Feb 2004).
  • Prashad, L, Stefanov, W, Brazel, A, Harlan, Sharon. Defining Temperature and Vegetation Connections at Neighborhood and Regional Scales in Phoenix, Arizona Using Remotely Sensed and Ground Based Measurements. Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Sixth Annual Poster Symposium, ASU (Feb 2004).
  • Harlan, Sharon. Neighborhood Ecosystems. Biocomplexity in the Environment Awardees Conference (Sep 2003).
  • Harlan, Sharon. Neighborhood Ecosystems Project. Interdisciplinary Studies and Remote Sensing Workshop (Sep 2003).
  • Nelson, A, Harlan, Sharon, Sicotte, D, Yang, F. Labor Market Dynamics in a Postindustrial City: A Spatial and Sectoral Analysis of Employment Changes in the Phoenix MSA. Fourth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium (Jan 2002).
  • Harlan, Sharon. Labor Markets: Conceptualizations and Consequences. Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (Aug 2001).
  • Harlan, Sharon, Nelson, Amy. Labor Market Dynamics in a Postindustrial City: A Sectoral and Spacial Analysis of Employment Change in Phoenix. Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (Aug 2000).
  • Ruddell, Darren, Harlan, Sharon. Phoenix as a Human Habitat in Summer: Exposure and Resources to Cope with Extreme Heat. Ninth Annual Central Arizona - Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Poster Symposium
  • Harlan, Sharon. Neighborhood Ecosystems: Human - Climate Interactions in a Desert Metropolis. Biocomplexity in the Environment Awardees Conference
  • Harlan, Sharon. Neighborhood Ecosystems: Human-Vegetation-Climate Interactions in a Desert Metropolis. CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium
  • Harlan, Sharon. The Wealth of Neighborhoods: Exploring the Concept of Neighborhood Capital. Third Joint Congress of the ACSP and AESOP
  • Harlan, Sharon. Community and Environment in a Desert Metropolis. CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium
  • Harlan, Sharon. Neighborhood Microclimates and Vulnerability to Heat Stress. City of Phoenix Urban Heat Island Task Force
  • Harlan, Sharon. New Possibilities for Integrative Research: A Preview of the 2006 Phoenix Area Social Survey. Central Arizona - Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Project All Scientists Meeting
  • Harlan, Sharon. Climate Vulnerability in Phoenix. Central Arizona - Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Project Advisory Board
  • Harlan, Sharon. Climate Vulnerability in Phoenix. National Science Foundation Mid-Term Site Review of the Central Arizona - Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Project
  • Harlan, Sharon. Household Water Consumption in Phoenix. First Thursdays Speakers Series
  • Harlan, Sharon. THe Phoenix Area Social Survey: A CAP LTER/DCDC Collaboration. National Science Foundation Site Review of the Decision Center for a Desert City
  • Harlan, Sharon. The Value of Long-Term Research. Ninth Annual Central Arizona - Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Poster Symposium

Service

  • International Journal of Biometeorology, Editorial Advisory Board (2014 - Present)
  • Maricopa County Heat-Relief Network, Invited speaker for the annual kick-off meeting (2014 - Present)
  • Smithsonian Magazine, interview (2014 - Present)
  • Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS), University of Arizona, Invited speaker at regional summit for 100 municipal leaders (2013 - Present)
  • Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Environmental Health, Statewide Heat Safety Task Force, Member; also member of the Communications Subcommittee (2013 - Present)
  • Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Environmental Health, Statewide Heat Safety Task Force, Member (2013 - Present)
  • Peer Review for Journals, Peer Reviewer (2013 - Present)
  • Lincoln Institute of Land Policy – Sonoran Institute Joint Venture, Presenter (2012 - Present)
  • Search Committee for target of opportunity hire, David Schaeffer, Chair of search committee (2012 - Present)
  • Arid Low Impact Development Conference, Presenter (2012 - Present)
  • Board of Directors of the Phoenix Revitalization Corporation, Speaker (2011 - Present)
  • National Resources Defense Council, New York City. Press conference on release of new NRDC web pages, "Climate Change Threatens Health, Read prepared statement and Q&A (2011 - Present)
  • Professional Development Workshop for Middle School Teachers, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University. Urban Heat Island: Linking Science, Society and Technology., Speaker, workshop sponsor through my NSF CNH grant (2011 - Present)
  • Public Health Foundation of India and the National Resources Defense Council, Speaker (2011 - Present)
  • Phoenix Heat / Health Workshop, sponsored by University of Michigan and ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability)., Speaker (2011 - Present)
  • KTEP Public Radio El Paso, TX. Science Studio Program, Interviewee (2011 - Present)
  • Decision Center for a Desert City Water/Climate Briefings, Arizona State University, Panelist (2010 - Present)
  • American Sociological Association Task Force on Global Climate Change, Appointed Member (2010 - Present)
  • American Sociological Association Task Force on Global Climate Change, Appointed Member (2010 - Present)
  • American Sociological Association Task Force on Global Climate Change, Appointed Member (2010 - Present)
  • American Sociological Association Task Force on Global Climate Change, Appointed Member (2010 - Present)
  • American Sociological Association Task Force on Global Climate Change, Appointed Member (2010 - Present)
  • Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Project, Executive Committee, Co-PI (2010 - Present)
  • Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Project, Executive Committee (2010 - Present)
  • Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Project, Executive Committee (2010 - Present)
  • Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Project, Executive Committee (2010 - Present)
  • Long-Term Ecological Research Project, Executive Committee (2010 - Present)
  • Phoenix College, Co-ordinator / Principle Investigator (2010 - Present)
  • Arizona Republic Newspaper, Advisor (2009 - Present)
  • City of Phoenix Tree and Shade Task Force, Advisor (2009 - Present)
  • The State Press, ASU student newspaper, interviewee (2009 - Present)
  • National Science Foundation Workshop on Sociological Perspectives on Climate Change, participant/presenter (2009 - Present)
  • Center for Health Information Research, ASU, speaker (2009 - Present)
  • OKED K-12 science education publication, Project Director (2008 - Present)
  • SHESC Undergraduate Committee, Member, ETS representative (2008 - Present)
  • Arizona Republic Newspaper, Wrote editorial, "Green Talk" column (2008 - Present)
  • Environment, Technology and Society Approach, Convener (2007 - Present)
  • Executive Committee, Member (2006 - Present)
  • Leadership Council, Central Arizona - Phoenix LTER, Global Institute of Sustainability, Member (2006 - Present)
  • Personnel Committee, SHESC, Chair (2013 - 2015)
  • Personnel Committee, SHESC, Member (2011 - 2013)
  • Search Committee for target of opportunity hire, Monica Gaughan, Chair of search committee (2013 - 2013)
  • George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, Faculty advisor (2012 - 2013)
  • Social Science and Medicine / Urban Studies / Society and Natural Resources, Reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Long-Term Ecological Research Network, Member of Science Council (2010 - 2011)
  • NASA Johnson Space Center, contributed to feature article (2010 - 2010)
  • Phoenix College, Co-ordinator / Principle Investigator (2010 - 2010)
  • Graduate Committee, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • Appeals Committee, Member (2006 - 2007)
  • Environmental Social Sciences Degree Planning Group, Member (2005 - 2007)
  • Orcutt | Winslow Architects, Speaker (2007)
  • High Country News, (2007)
  • Committee on Committees, Academic Senate, Member (2006 - 2007)
  • Academic Senate, Senator from SHESC (2005 - 2007)
  • National Science Foundation, Site Review Team Member (2007 - 2007)
  • Personnel Committee, Member (2006 - 2006)
  • National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), UC Santa Barbara, Reviewer (2005 - 2006)
  • American Sociological Review, Manuscript reviewer (2005 - 2006)
  • City of Phoenix Urban Heat Island Task Force, Presenter (2006 - 2006)
  • Personel Committee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Research Support Committee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Research Symposium, Graduates in Earth, Life and Social Sciences (GELSS), Poster Judge (2006 - 2006)
  • Search Committee, Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER, GIOS, Member (2005 - 2005)
  • Gender and Society, Manuscript reviewer (2004 - 2005)
  • Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER, GIOS, Representative (2005 - 2005)
  • Graduate Student Summer Grants for Research in Urban Ecology, Center for Environmental Studies, Proposal reviewer (2004 - 2004)
  • Methods assessment, Redesigned student assessment for Soc 391 with Hackett & Yabiku (2003 - 2004)
  • Policy Advisory Board, Survey Research Laboratory, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Graduates in Earth, Life and Social Sciences (GELSS) Research Symposium, Judge (2004 - 2004)
  • Comprehensive Examination Committee in Work and Organizations, Member (2003 - 2003)
  • 7-Year Departmental Review Committee, Member (2003)
  • Affirmative Action Representative, Department Representative (2003)
  • Media coverage of Phoenix Area Social Survey, Project Director (2003)
  • Policy Advisory Board, Survey Research Laboratory, Chair/Member (2003)
  • Search Committee, Member (2003)
  • Students for Ethical Business, Faculty Advisor (2003)
  • University Committee on BIS Double Concentration in Organizational Studies, Member (2003)
  • Personnel Committee, Dept of Sociology, Member (2000 - 2002)
  • Final Doctoral Defense, Graduate College Representative (2000 - 2001)